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Monday, November 1, 2010

Tsk! Tsk!

the Twitter fail whale error message.Image via Wikipedia

Well, I wasn't going to mention this in my last post about one of the reasons I have been busy, but, since its made my comments setting change( & and more importantly it was a little tiny gnat buzzing around my head for a brief part of my day, meaning not Important at all), here goes.

I actually was planning on blogging last friday, but, then a Twitter TROLL
(Yes, Troll)

decided that they were gonna stick their self rightous, Judgemental nose in my business, & call me everything but a white girl, I kinda got a little distracted

Since I DO have a life,  I Blocked the Troll. But , not before giving them the piece of my mind they were after, and moved on with my life.

What do i mean by troll? Im Glad you Asked! Here's one Defination:( Via urban dictionary)

One who purposely and deliberately (that purpose usually being self-amusement) starts an argument in a manner which attacks others on a forum without in any way listening to the arguments proposed by his or her peers. He will spark of such an argument via the use of ad hominem attacks (i.e. 'you're nothing but a fanboy' is a popular phrase) with no substance or relevence to back them up as well as straw man arguments, which he uses to simply avoid addressing the essence of the issue. 
I also found another one that was appropriate:( also via urbandictionary)
A member of an internet forum who continually harangues and harasses others. Someone with nothing worthwhile to add to a certain conversation, but rather continually threadjacks or changes the subject, as well as thinks every member of the forum is talking about them and only them. Trolls often go by multiple names to circumvent getting banned.

Only to find today that they have made an anonymous comment on my Blog with  ( what do you know???) the same comments as before!!

Nice! and pretty gutless of you ask me, like I WASNT going to know who posted that!? (DER!)

( enjoy your 2 seconds of Fame .. because I wont even engage the Next time, just Delete)

So, Hence my New Comment policy! :)

That is All!
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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Here I am!!! I didnt get lost.. Only Busy... Didja Miss me?

World Vision QuoteImage by ChrisMoncusPhoto.com via Flickr
Ok... Yeah... I HAVE been kinda MIA from Blogging a while haven't I?

Well, Let See.... Where do I start....

I have a second part-time job now.. so.. there's ALOT  of it! YEAH!

I'm Super-Excited about it. Its at Family Christian Stores &They are Partnered with Worldvision  for Child Sponsorship! Those of you that have followed my blog long enough know that ( Missions ) is something I have felt a REAL Strong burden for, and I have known that this is something that is a part of my purpose, so this has GOD written all over it!

So..... also....

My NFL team.... Formerly known as The Denver*cough* Broncos*cough* ... They are not doing so hot....

as a matter of Fact.... They are sucking some MAJOR wind!!!

(This is what Happends when you  have Little Boys Play in the BIG Leagues!!!)

Yes, Coach Mc Nugget! This Means YOU!!!

So, to Spare myself further Pain... I am only gonna keep an Eye on the score of the Broncos for the rest of the season.

Something has SERIOUSLY got to be Done in Denver!!!
(Because, I'm sure Mr Mc Nugget is about to be Flambéed by the fans if it doesnt happen)

Problem is....
Pat's Between a Rock & a hard place...

Little boy Mc Nugget Still has one Year Left on his contract.. PLUS... He's Still Paying Shanny.

Not Good! Not good at all!

Well, At least it Gives me time to Blog!! I have an AWESOMEEE Book I am going to be Blogging about!!

It's Called Radical!! SWEET!

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Sunday, October 3, 2010

Watch Hawaii Five-0 on CBS.com. Full Episodes, Clips and Behind the Scenes footage.

Watch Hawaii Five-0 on CBS.com. Full Episodes, Clips and Behind the Scenes footage.


Here's another one of my favorite things...

This show is, without a doubt, My favorite new show, & my favorite remake all in one.

I didn't even watch the premier because i wasn't all that thrilled about it when I heard about it.

A remake of Hawaii 5-0?

It seemed to be that more often than not, shows that they( The Networks) try to remake, fail abysmally.

So, I wasn't even the slightest bit interested in watching it.

Then I saw a clip like this....

I Thought, "hmm, that actually Looks Intresting! The Next day I was bored, and Home with a sick kid, so i thought "What the heck! I'll give it a try." Boy Was I hooked!!! Now I wont miss an episode of it!

I especially love  the tension/banter between the two main characters Steve Mcgarrett & Danny "danno" Williams.

Plus, there both quite easy on the eyes, so that makes it even better!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Be careful what you wish for!

Have you ever heard of that old saying "Be careful what you wish for, You just might get it??

Well, I am here to tell you, That is totally TRUE!!

Well,... that & the fact that God has a very funny sense of humor ( but, we all knew that one didn't we?)

Why do I say that? You ask?

Well, let me tell you a little story....

Woke up this morning feeling a little more groggier than usual, like I hadn't slept very well at all, & in my groggy, pre-coffee having brain I briefly thought

"Man, I really wish I didn't have to work today"

It was there briefly as I banished the thought as quickly as it came. I only work part time and I chastised myself for my laziness. After all, I DID need & want the money, so the morning went on and I didn't give it a second thought.

Just before  going to get ready to start my " get ready for work" routine the Phone rings, I answered it and it was my Husband. The call went as follows....

Me: Hello?

Hubby: Hang on a Sec... ( Hubby talks to coworker in the background, saying that his boss left & asking the coworker to help him keep an eye on the phones, because ( Their Dispacher) was at an apointment and  the boss forgot about it, & they were the only 2 in the building. ( comes back to phone) You there?

Me: Yes, what's up?

Hubby: School called, said Kid was sick to his stomach, needs to be picked up.

Me: (silently groaning) Ok, I'll call work.

( This  happens to be the ONLY child of ours that isn't old enough/mature enough to stay home by himself w/o one of us there)

Hubby: Well, call his Mom & see if She can take him first. I'd do it but you heard that I cant leave.

Me: *sighing* ok.

So, I hung up & called work, & let them know what was going on, considering that it was now less than an hour before i was suppose to be at work.

Next, I called the mom & noone answered at the home number, so I called her cell only to find out that she was about to have a bunch of Dental Work done.

So, That left just me.

Reluctantly, I called work and told them that it was a no- go, & fortunately they were really good about it.

So, you see? you REALLY DO need to be careful what you wish for....

Because, You truly just might get it!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Who Defines you?

OK! I had a Seriously Major light-bulb moment today!

Do you have someone in your life that for some weird reason, thinks that you are totally someone you are not even close to being? 

It may be because of something we did, some behavior we have/had                        ( Insecurity, Issues stemming from ADHD..etc) or whatever, but, now they have that Image burned into their brains and they Just wont let it go, & not only that they constantly try to remind YOU who they think you are. 

Listen closely to what I am about to say..... 


 My Major Lightbulb Moment was......

I have realized that for most of my life, I have let People define me. 
I have taken on who they said I was. Even when I knew it was COMPLETELY and utterly, totally wrong! 

I am SO DONE with all that Nonsense!!!! 

I Know who I am now, and I know my Strengths and Weaknesses. I will NO LONGER  allow someone to tell me that something I do all the time in other areas of my life is " Not my Strength" 


Who are they to Define me, when God says that he has Plans for me.( Jer 29:11) & when God has Given EVERYONE ALL gifts and Talents.

I am NOT going to continue to allow People to tell me who I am, what I can or Can't do ANY longer.  I have Awesome GOD-Given talents and abilities, I just had to Find them! :) and Now that I know them... there is only ONE person that I need to be Concerned about their opinion... 

The Person with Nail- scarred hands that Died For me over 2000 years ago! 

Now, before some of you go off in a Tangent. I didn't say that we didn't need accountablity, or self reflection. 

But, Don't Let Someone that's NOT God hold up your Mirror & tell you who you are! 

That is all! ;)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

YAY! I have my own Computer Back Again!!!

Snoopy_happy_dance_largeImage by imjkbryant via Flickr

I have my own Computer back again!!! :) Now I can start Back Up Blogging regularly like i was trying to before my laptops most untimely death!!! 

( I know you all missed me!:) ) 

I have LOTS to blog about too! 

Broncos Football Season has just fired back up, I have an exciting new project in the works.... ( more details about this later!) 

You never know what Random thing is gonna strike my fancy and fire my Desire to Blog! 
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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Inescapable Cravings of Your Heart | Spiritual Fuel ( or how God has plans for our day when we have other plans)

The Inescapable Cravings of Your Heart | Spiritual Fuel

 Whoa! I just had to share this devotional I subscribe to with everyone. I hope it speaks to you the way it did me!

I was fully planning on Job Searching today....

But, as i was checking  my email, I kept getting Facebook Messages concerning meetings & Information regarding  The Warehouse, my church's Youth ministry.

I really love serving as a youth leader for the Warehouse,but, because of some stuff I felt i needed to get worked out here my own family, I have taken a break from serving there temporarily.

As I am reading the messages, I am Feeling such a strong desire, a burden, longing to be involved in ministering to the Youth, but , at the same time a heaviness, because I know that i am suppose to be taking a break to deal with things here at home.

I have felt that I need to continue to deal with things but, I felt the need to be involved in some training comming up, as well as  a festival coming up. With my Kids permission of course. ;)  ( Thanks my wonderful friends that love me enough to hold me accountable! )

Then, I read this devotional.

It really encouraged me that even though I was not involved with the Youth right now, that the desire for it was not going to go away, and that by putting MY kids first, it was honoring him more than if i just did what I wanted to do anyway.


This the word that is coming to mind as I write this post.

(this is my Desire)

Also, a Scripture Verse comes to mind.

James 4:10  (NLT)

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.

(This is my Challenge)

I am ready willing & able to meet it! 

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Let's Pause for a Moment of Silence....

A Moment of Silence for Fort HoodImage by The U.S. Army via Flickr
Ok... Yep... I haven't Posted in a couple weeks......have I?

That's Because my Laptop decided to go to Laptop Heaven.....


So, Let's Bow our Heads for a moment of silence for my Laptop....

Ok... Seriously, It did croak.. and it was MUCH more convient to blog from that ... than a Desktop.. but i have decided to Suck it up and do it anyway...  at least I have that! (Thank you Techie Husband!!)

But, That's why there haven't been any posts in the last week and a half or so... Just in case you were Wondering;) Dont worry, Im probably going to make up for it by doing bonus posts, because there are 2 things in particular I have Random Thoughts about!
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Friday, August 13, 2010

Lessons In Workplace Communication- Bonnie Style

Tallahassee, FL, May 16, 2009 -- FEMA Hazard M...Image via Wikipedia
In my Journey of Self-Discovery have finally realized some of the things that have caused me issues with People I have worked with over the years.  It's when a supervisor  comes to you and tells you about something that they  ( or their speaking for another supervisor) are getting really frustrated because you and others are not taking care of things that they consider Important tasks that need to be finished before leaving for the day, but, its not communicated until its a big source of frustration?

How many of us have been in that situation?

Its frustrating for sure!

I cant speak for everyone, but, Im the kind of person that likes to know my boundaries of what I am suppose to do, & what I really shouldn't do, so that I can operate in the area in between and function at my very best.

If i don't know that something is suppose to be a necessity, or a priority, and I am not told directly& clearly, it wont be. Its a simple as that. I dont know if That is a quirk with me that is a result of the way my Brain functions( an ADD thing) or not, But, I find that I tend to miss subtle hits if there given. The Only way I am going to understand what you want from me is to be told clearly and directly. If I get that, Life is good and we will get along Just fine. if I dont, its not so great. I used to think that it was all me before, but, now I am understanding that its not all Just me, but, Lack of communication on the other end.

Basically , we all need to learn to communicate more effectively,( myself included!! Oh Boy do I ever!)

But, Here's an Exerpt from an article about asking for what you need :

Improving Communication Skills: Ask for What You Need

Improving Communication Skills: Ask for What You Need
by Laurie Wilhelm
Just ask. It’s as simple as that.
The problem is that we make it difficult to ask for a variety of reasons. Some are that we don’t want to:


  • be an inconvenience
  • impose
  • admit we need assistance
  • draw attention to ourselves
  • seem weak, inadequate or not good enough
  • afraid of rejection
  • appear unable to do it on our own
Or we’re just too proud.
Many successful people ask for what they need because they know that if they don’t ask, they might not succeed. In other words, they succeed because they ask.
Here are a few effective communication skills tips on how to ask for what you want:
Be clear and specific
Don’t let the someone try to guess what it is that you need. Tell them specifically what you need from them and they’ll tell you if they can do it.
(via Express yourself to success. com)

 After all, isnt that what we all want? Is to be understood and be effective in our workplaces? I know i do!
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Friday, August 6, 2010

Ok Bronco Fans!! Were Not Chicken Littles!

Invesco field at Mile High, home of Denver Bro...Image via Wikipedia
Official Site of the Denver Broncos

Ok Bronco Fans! Were Not Chicken Little. The sky is Not falling, Even though it seems like it with Buckhalter, Moreno, Dumervil, and Moss all injured &Training Camp isnt Even finnished yet!( Can you tell that I am giving myself a pep talk here?)   

As Much as it feels like it, the Sky is NOT falling but,*Whew* It Sure has Been a rocky Training Camp so far!! No Pun intended!

But, lets put things in Perspective shall we?

We are Bronco fans! We have silently( & not so silently) Suffered thru MUCH worse!(Something about watching our beloved team endure the Humiliation of losing 5 Superbowl's springs to mind) and Yes it was AMAZING when they won 2 Back to Back, but, Lets get real here! This Team is FAR from Done!

For Goodness Sake! The Season hasn't even Started yet!

Here's a Quote From coach Mc D in an Article that I have Linked to linked to this Blog Post Via Denver Broncos. com:

"ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Less than a week into training camp, a rash of injuries could have the Broncos bemoaning their poor luck.
News that Elvis Dumervil's pectoral injury will sideline the NFL's reigning sack leader for an undetermined period of time levied the latest blow to the Broncos' health.
But Head Coach Josh McDaniels stood behind a podium in the Dove Valley interview room this afternoon and made his point clear: There's still a lot of football season left.
"We’re not going to sit here and feel sorry for us," McDaniels said in the pre-practice media session. "We’re going to get ready to play and we’ve got a good football team in that locker room.”

I Believe in this Team & Coach Until I have a reason not to & I Refuse to get all negative and act like chicken little when the Season hasn't even begun yet!

Who's With me??

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

USA Network -Homepage-Television Shows, Series, Movies, Sports and Characters

The third logo of USA Network. It was updated ...Image via Wikipedia 

USA Network-Television Shows, Series, Movies, Sports and Characters

In keeping with my Favorites, I decided to Blog about this Channel. This Channel has A LOT of my favorite shows!

Let's see, White Collar
( See Below) This is a Great Show!!!

The next one on this station is PSYCH. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this show!!!
I have watched this from the Beginning & Since I have, I totally couldnt get into another show thats Similiar, Called The Mentalist. It was So different than Psych, It was Boring to me!
Here is a Good Video explanation of what its All about!
(Thanks to Isisgirl2 on you tube)

Here's a Clip of the Actual show... Funny stuff!

and the Last one I am Blogging about its a New Favorite! Covert Affairs!

These are Just some of my Favorite Shows on USA! I hope you enjoy them is much as I do!

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cross & Dagger 2010

Via Lifebridge.cc
This Is what I did at Church This Sunday!

Every Year Since 2008 My Church has done an Outreach  on the first Sunday in August.

Its called Cross N Dagger Sunday. Its a Sunday were Bikers, & other People that wouldn't otherwise Set for in a Church Building are invited and encouraged to come on this day and Bring their Motorcycles, We have a Service with a Person that Does a form of Entertainment,& they allways tie it into the Gospel, & our Church Body gets the Chance to Love on them!

As a Result we have ALOT of People In our Church that are Accepting Christ, & having their Lives Changed for the Better.

I LOVE this about my Pastor and my Church! They are not afraid to open up their arms to people that not everyone would accept & I am Extremely Proud to call myself a Member of Lifebridge Church!!!

This Year we had a Guy that was a Sword- swallower, it was really hard to watch, But, at the end he very nicely Related it into Well, God is Just as real as Me swallowing this Sword, and God has an even Bigger One! Its called the Bible. Then is when he gave the Invitation to accept Christ! It was AWESOME! 

Every year after the Services we have a Motorcycle/Car show for all the Bikers that includes Contest for Bikes and the Car's, We have Lunch! ( this year we had a Hog Roast) We have a Rock Band that Plays Rock, there are games and rides, and stuff for kids.  we just hang out and have an Awesome time, get to know some new people.

Here Is Some Pictures I took With my Phone:

Dan Meyer ( Sorry about the quality)
another one of Dan Meyer that's a little Better!

Dan Sharing his Message
Dan Sharing the Most Powerful Sword
Childrens Ministry Tent
Some of the Rides/slides that were there for kids( they were free!!)
 Motorcycles On Display!! :)

   This is Always such an Awesome Time!! Lots of Fun!

Friday, July 30, 2010

This is The Kind of Blogger I Wana Be When I Grow Up!!

Anne Jackson, Author, Blogger, Speaker, Bad Driver

This Lady is My Favorite Blogger! She totally Inspires me! She is the Kind of Woman/Blogger I wanna be when I grow up!

Not only is She an Amazing Blogger, She's a published author as well!  She has written a book called:

Mad Church Disease: Overcoming the Burnout Epidemic ( Published in January of 2009 by Zondervan)

She Also has a New Book coming out in August that I Cant WAIT to read. Its called: 

Permission to Speak Freely: Essays and Art on Fear, Confession, and Grace 

This Book is from a Question she asked on her Blog " What is the one thing you feel you cant say in church" and the resulting hundreds of  answers she had gotten from that one question.

I found her Blog thru a mutual friend and started reading & I love It!. She never fails to  make me think & challenge me Spiritually.

She  is so totally open and transparent, her blog challenges me to step up to the plate & Strive to as open and transparent as She is! To be all God has called me to be!
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Ichthus Fort Wayne

Ichthus Fort Wayne

This is Something Amazing!! I am so looking forward to taking my kids to this Concert!!!

 Check this Video out!! I am sure I will be posting more on this in days to come!!!

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

1 Corinthians 13:7 MSG - YouVersion.com: Online Bible

1 Corinthians 13:1-7 MSG - YouVersion.com: Online Bible

This is my Favorite Online Bible. The You Version.      


Probably because not only is it an Online Bible, but, It has an App for Just about every Smart-phone there is!
so you can use this handy little app wherever you need a Bible.  it also has a Feature that I totally LOVE, you can Share Verses with Twitter and now for the Blackberry, you can Share Verses on your Facebook page!

But, anyway, your probably wondering why I have a Particular Verse attached to it.
This Verse has been Speaking LOUDLY to me over the Past week.

You know how you can read a verse of scripture and you think "yeah, that's nice" one time & then you can come back to that same verse, and WOW! It totally comes alive!

Almost Kinda like God Saying " Did you really catch what I am trying to tell you?" and we don't see it
& then the next time, WHOA! There it is!

I dont know about you but, MAN, I think to myself WOW! that was there This Whole time!!! What a Gift!

Its like finding money in a coat or a Pair of Jeans that you didn't know you had, or perhaps, you forgot you had.
Here's This Verse, it has been Speaking VOLUMES to me from the Message:

1 Corinthians 13

1 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.2 If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.3 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

4 Love never gives up. 

Love cares more for others than for self. 

Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. 

Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,

5 Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,

6 Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,

7 Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end

Wow! That's Powerful! Especially in light of the Fact that THIS is how God Wants us to live our Lives! 

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Warehouse Lake Retreat 2010

Here it is!

I Said I would Post details about the Lake Retreat! We had such an AWESOME, AMAZING time!

The Students had a Crazy time, Learned about our Crazy God that Loves Us with a Crazy Love, and Learned about having a deeper, closer walk with Him.
Lake Wawasee
This is The Yacht We Went on our Cruise around the Lake on. The House in the Background is Where we stayed

Another View from the Yacht!
2 of my Fellow Leaders Enjoying the Cruise!        

There Was LOTS of Water Fun to be had!  there was tubing, they were able to have Jet-ski rides, as well as there was a small boat they were able to ride themselves!

My youngest Daughter having a Good time in the Water mouse!
Warehouse Students Getting Ready for Some Great Teaching and Worship!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Life Bridge Student Ministries

Life Bridge Student Ministries

This is The Warehouse, The Youth Ministry of LifeBridge Church.

I can honestly say that Being a Youth Leader in this Youth Group is one of my favorite things.

The Warehouse is Led by an awesome couple. Their Names are Aaron & Cecily Jackson & they Totally have a Gift & and a Heart for Youth! As a Parent I am SO Blessed to have them to speak into my kids lives!

The Warehouse is all about equipping Students to be passionate followers Christ.

I really enjoy serving along side the Youth Pastor, and the other Leaders, whether or not we having a crazy time, or Serving others Its all the same!

                                                           These Picture are From one of the Service projects that  I have been Involved in with the Students.                                     

We sorted the Donated Cans of food that the Mail carriers picked up for the local Food Bank.

Tommorrow, We are Going to Have Some Fun & Ministry for 3 days. We will be going up to Lake Wawasee for some Fun in the Sun and Crazy times, and some Deep time in the Word!

Of course I am going! So I will Be Sure to take Lots of pictures so I can show all the Fun that was Had! 

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